We’ve reached the point in this stay home order where even introverts are starting to feel a little stressed out.
Because at first, it was actually kind of nice to have your schedule cleared for you.
I enjoyed having a chance to just be home with the family. Nightly suppers around the table have been easier to pull off.
But with so many things closed now, it’s become stressful for a lot of us.
Maybe you’ve lost your income and are having trouble getting through the maddening unemployment phone line.
Your teens are so stressed over trying to keep up with school work while missing their friends that they are making you crazy.
(Yes, of course you love them. And sympathize. And kinda want to lock them in their room for just a little while.)
The younger kids don’t really understand what’s happening, but they know that everyone seems worried. And they show that they are worried by whining every minute of the day and clinging to you constantly.
Poor kids…and poor Mama (who is pulling out her hair).
Extroverts are ready to see people again! And introverts are ready to have the house back to themselves, even for just a little bit, again.
I saw a meme today that said (I’m gonna clean it up a little) “Being in quarantine is crazy. One day you’re cleaning baseboards with Q-Tips and the next day you’re in a bathrobe watching squirrels out the window. There’s no in between.”
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